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Crowns For Christ


God will bestow a Crown of beauty for ashes (Isaiah 61:3)

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“Helping others discover they are beautiful”

Overwhelmed by the gift of salvation we have found in Jesus, we have a heart for authentic worship, are passionate about the local church, and are on mission to see God’s kingdom established across the earth.

Building Fellowship

Showing all that you are purposely designed. From our neighborhoods to the ends of the earth.

Missionary Work

Adopting of the thinking, behaviors, and practices of a missionary in order to engage others with love and the gospel message.

An Introduction To

Our Story

Women’s Ministries partners with women in the spiritual development of their families through a variety of programs and resources.

Crowns For Christ Ministries is the Women’s Ministry affiliated with Branch of Christ Church. We are a non-denominational organization of Spirit-filled Christian women who are called to minister with transparency, authenticity, compassion and purpose. Our gifted team of speakers, authors and worship leaders provide an atmosphere of warmth and love that will offer hope, transformation and empowerment to women of all ages.

Our women’s ministry exists to “Help as many people as possible become totally committed to Jesus Christ.”

Our Women’s Ministry lives out this mission as we help women: Live with Christ, Live like Christ, Live for Christ. We believe these three goals capture the heart of God for every woman.

An Introduction To

Women’s Ministry

An Introduction To

Women’s Ministry

Our women’s ministry exists to “Help as many people as possible become totally committed to Jesus Christ.”

Our Women’s Ministry lives out this mission as we help women: Live with Christ, Live like Christ, Live for Christ. We believe these three goals capture the heart of God for every woman.

Our Team

Meet the wonderful people who dedicate their time and effort to make this all happen.



Deborah Yoerg

Deborah Yoerg

Ordained Pastoral Counselor

Deborah is a wife and mom who loves to share God’s healing grace with others. Her heart’s desire is to share His love and inspire others through Christian Counseling. 

As an Ordained Pastoral Counselor her passion to help set the captive free (Isaiah 61). 

Purposely Designed Counseling provides counseling needs to the women that she encounters.  Her calling is to come alongside other women, to offer hope and encouragement to overcome their challenges. “I want them to know they, too, can be healthy, physically, spiritually, and emotionally, and know that they beautifully and purposely designed!”  Psalm 139: 13-16

Deborah is also the Women’s Ministry leader for Crowns for Christ Ministries, which, is under the Women’s Ministry at Branch of Christ Church. 

Crowns for Christ Ministries is a based on Isaiah 61:3, “God bestows a Crown of beauty for Ashes”.  This ministry is led by the Lord to offer hope, transformation, and healing to God’s people through the authenticity and transparency of powerful testimonies, anointed worship, and beautiful fellowship in His presence. 

She loves spending time with her husband and family, reading, writing, speaking about the Lord, ministry, and fellowship with friends to chat over a steaming cup of coffee. ♥

Visit Crowns for Christ at: https://www.facebook.com/CrownsforChrist

Visit Purposely Designed Cousneling:  https://www.facebook.com/DeborahYoerg

Pastor Debra Kaplan

Pastor Debra Kaplan

Senior Pastor

Pastor Debra Kaplan is Senior Pastor of Branch of Christ Church, a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor and Certified Temperament Counselor with a private practice called Under the Palms Ministry where she provides individual and family pastoral counseling services from a biblical perspective.

Pastor Debra is President of a National Christian Counseling Association Certified Academic Institution called Branch of Christ Ministries and Board Certified Clinical Supervisor for The National Board of Christian Therapists and an International Representative for the Sarasota Academy of Christian Counseling. Pastor Debra also is a member and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Conservative Christian Church, a non-denominational nationwide ministerial fellowship.

To listen to her messages, you may go to:  https://www.facebook.com/Branchofchristchurch 

Ashley Schroeder

Ashley Schroeder

Ashley Schroeder is married to the love of her life, Kurt Schroeder. Kurt and Ashley have two beautiful daughters. Ashley is a business owner and started out in sales in 1993, to the present day.

Ashley Schroeder is a motivational speaker, published author and advocate for abused and abandoned children for Holt International.

In March of 2015, Ashley started Papa God Ministries teaching people how to have a relationship with God whom Ashley calls “Papa God.” Motivated by her blog on Facebook, “Papa God and Ashley Devotionals” and through the dreams and visions that God is giving her, she is currently writing a book series called Papa God and Ashley “It’s a Relationship” and Papa God and Ashley “The Journey” and Papa God and Ashley “Finding Joseph.”

Her inspiring stories will help you to realize who you are in Christ Jesus and know that as a son or daughter of Christ, you can overcome anything that comes against you. You will rise above (who the world says that you are) and become a true son or daughter of the King of all Kings!

Visit Ashley at:  https://papagodandashley.com to learn more about Ashley and inquire about her book and speaking engagements. 

Madeline Hernandez

Madeline Hernandez

Madeline Hernandez is a wife and mom. Born in Chicago, Madeline moved to Florida at the age of 18 with her husband and his family. Madeline gave her heart to Christ during one of the most challenging time in her marriage. The struggles of infertility and Madeline’s childhood took a toll on her marriage. Too busy chasing her dreams of a career, trying to overcome infertility and focusing on all the things the world had to offer she pushed God out. One day she found herself, alone and on her knees as the world she made a priority started to fall apart because the One who holds it all was not at the center.  After a difficult separation and many obstacles today Madeline is victorious in Jesus! She and her husband were able to reconcile and today celebrate 24 years married. Together they have three amazing sons, Zachery Jaycob 11, Matthew Dyllon 7 and Isayah Evan 5. She proudly attends Branch of Christ Church where she recently became the Leader for Children’s Ministry.

You can find Madeline at:  https://www.facebook.com/Madeline.Milly

Nikki Greene

Nikki Greene

Nikki Robles grew up in a Christian home and gave her heart to the Lord at a very young age. She married her husband Chris in 2003 and over the next decade, they experienced the roller coaster of infertility, a surprise pregnancy, and the incredible joy of giving birth to a healthy baby girl. A subsequent miscarriage led to a deep depression and soon after, her marriage took a turn for the worst.

Nikki suddenly found herself on the brink of divorce as she responded to God’s call to venture out into deeper waters. Though the last two years have been a time of testing and trial, Nikki faithfully submitted to the Lord’s extreme makeover of her life.

She recently started a blog called “Coffee with God” at http://nikkimayer101.blogspot.com and can be reached for speaking engagements. 

Sonia Diaz

Sonia Diaz

Sonia is a wife and mom who is thankful that God can use her story for His glory. She and her husband, Carlos, have four children Carmen (14), AnaMaria (16), and Carlos (27), and Irma (29). She is a Speech Language Pathologist at a rehab facility in Trinity, Florida, and she has a foundational ministry teaching the core truths of the Christian faith. She is eager to share her story of how the transforming love of Jesus delivered her from a life of fear, anxiety, shame and addiction. Sonia is a witness to others that they don’t need to be forever shackled by their past, but with confidence and joy that is found in Jesus, they can became all that God created them to be.

Check out Sonia’s personal blog on Facebook, Wings for the Journey.-  https://www.facebook.com/wingsforthejourney and connect with her for speaking engagements. 

Tina Santiago-Betancourt

Tina Santiago-Betancourt

Tina is a wife, mother and woman after God’s own heart. Her desire is to help set the captive’s free spirit soul and body through speaking writing and Coaching. Tina is part of the Crowns for Christ Ministries leadership team and is a gifted writer.  Her personal blog called, https://www.facebook.com/UnchainedToSoar.  You can reach out to Tina and invite to your next women’s gathering. 

Passionate Worship

We are working on a flyer for upcoming Fall Bible Study and Inner Healing Workshop.

Upcoming Ministries

S.O.A.R (Step Out And Rise) Fellowship gathering of women in our local community uniting together on the 4th Saturday of every month at 9:30AM- 11:30AM at Branch of Christ Church. Fall Bible Study beginning in October- Details to follow soon Inner Healing Workshop coming soon.

Be sure to see our latest upcoming events as well as seeing what we have been up to.

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Lutz, Pasco County,

Florida, United States

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